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Earring in the form of a prancing horse

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A prancing horse is set on a rectangular base; the horse trappings of reins, headstall and saddle blanket are carefully picked out with beaded filigree wire. The lower edge of the saddle blanket also has a border of petals or tongues in filigree. The tail is a thick twisted wire. A columnar post...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: sent from Smyrna); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Turkey (probably)

Dimensions

Length to tip of hoop: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.) Weight: 2.3 gm (0.01 lb.)

Accession Number

98.786

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs